ACTING President Wynter Kabimba has directed Shibuyunji District Commissioner Fanwell Mweemba to find land on which Government is to build district offices.
Addressing district PF officials and Shibuyunji and Mumbwa district commissioners in Shibuyunji on Saturday, Mr Kabimba, who is Minister of Justice, said Government does not need permission from chiefs to get land to build its offices.
He told Mr Mweemba that it is unacceptable that up to now, there are no district offices in Shibuyunji.
Mr Kabimba’s directive came after Mr Mweemba said the newly created district is still awaiting the chief’s authority on where to build district offices.
“You don’t need a letter from the chief or anybody to construct a government building. There is no law like that in this country. The law says all land is vested in the President on behalf of the people,” Mr Kabimba said.
He said the State is an agent of the President and that is why a government building does not have a title deed because Government cannot give itself one.
“These districts are supposed to create jobs for our people. If the district administrations are not functional, how are we going to create jobs for our people?” Mr Kabimba asked
He said the PF government is about service to the people because that is what the people voted it for.
Mr Kabimba said minister of Local Government and Housing Emmanuel Chenda is an experienced local government administrator who can advise newly created districts on any challenges.
“We need to render service to our people. President Sata did not set up districts to remain on paper,” he said
Mr Kabimba also said there is need for district commissioners to coordinate with PF district chairpersons on development projects.
He said the Government will not allow politics to hinder development.